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Lakefront House Overlooking Lake Travis/Sandy Creek

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Jonestown House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Lakefront house, pet-friendly

Panoramic view of Lake Travis and the Sandy Creek valley offers private viewing and dining on multiple decks. Nearby boat ramp and private boat dock provides easy access to Lake Travis. Open living area is suitable for multiple fun activities and dancing. 40 inch LCD/HD TV and Wi-Fi available. Ceiling fans and large, operable windows provide a cool breeze. Concrete floors and an outside shower add to the charm. Live oak trees surround the house and provide a cool relief from the Texas sun. All the comforts of home are provided; 2011 front end loader washer and dryer, gas stove, electric oven, dishwasher, disposal, BBQ pit, central air and heat. The fishing is great off the end of our dock.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Henry

I am originally from Corpus Christi and followed my future wife to the Austin area. We have lived in the Texas Hill Country at Lake Travis for 30 years. I am a 25 year employee of a Lake Travis water utility and my wife is a social worker. I am blessed with having a wonderful family, career and community. We would love to share this special place with you.

Henry purchased this house in 2000

Why Henry chose Lake Travis

There is something special about living by the water. For us, it is Lake Travis, hearing the fish splash in the lake, seeing a Great-horned Owl soar overhead at dusk, speeding on top of the waves on Lake Travis, enjoying the refreshing water. And then, being so close to downtown Austin. It is easy to ride the train or drive into town.

What makes this house unique

What I love about our home is the privacy and natural beauty surrounding it. Outside dining and relaxing in a nature lover's paradise.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Lakefront House Overlooking Lake Travis/Sandy Creek
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful house for family and on quiet part of lake

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a lot of homes for vacations. This particular home is one of our best picks-great house, boat dock and quiet area of Lake Travis.

Henry is available to all needs and questions. He has supplied everything you could possibly need right down to a bag of ice in the freezer for your ice chest on arrival. The house is very clean and modern.There are bedrooms on each side with a common area in the middle. We found this to be right for our families when staying here. Privacy and quiet no matter who wants to be up or sleeping.

I feel I need to comment about the descent down to the boat dock. It is steep and quite a distance if you have any difficulties with stairs or walking disabilities. The stairway is VERY solid and secure, we never felt like we would fall. There is a handrail for the entire way. The boat dock is as described, ramp very close at a nice park. There is a place to park trailer on the property. We were there over the Labor Day weekend but still not that busy.

Overall, would recommend this rental to families. Lots of area outside for cooking and gathering.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback! We thank you for your comments and hope you will return! We try to inform our guests when we speak by phone prior to their securing our rental property about the steep descent to the lake. The height above the lake is great for a panoramic view of the lake and an opportunity for exercise, but we realize it is difficult for many. And what is more amazing....Henry built the stairs and decks which was a huge improvement from using a rope to descend! We have tried to make the descent as safe as possible and have a sitting area mid-way for our guests to rest if they need to. The adventures of Lake Travis.
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is really unique and we could tell that the owners spent a lot of time making it special. Loved the décor and the little touches, like the dog pads and dog bowls in place when we arrived because we had shared that we were bringing our small family members. Great experience, and the fact that the lake was nice and full was a real bonus! The boat dock worked out really well for leaving our ski boat tied up through the week, and the extra area was excellent for staging water toys.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We, too, enjoy our little gem on Lake Travis. Come back soon!
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Relaxing Family Get-away

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the prettiest and well maintained properties my family has had the pleasure of renting. The views are spectacular, the screened-in porch is a perfect setting for meals, the house and kitchen are well stocked and the owner is accessible should you need anything. This property definitely is among our favorites. Thank you, Henry!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to provide a clean and maintained home for our renters. We really do enjoy others' pleasure with our view of the beautiful lake and peaceful oasis. We, too, enjoy sharing our home with our extended family so we can have unique sitting areas for others to relax and have FUN! Thank you for your great review!
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Can't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

The Henry Marley property is a true gem in the heart of Central Texas. The views were incredible and the water was perfect. My family and I will be staying here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a local lake resident, I appreciate your review and welcome your return!
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Relaxing Lakefront Views

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The house was nicely decorated and more than well equipped. We had a blast swimming off the dock and playing dominoes. There are a lot of stairs to get to the dock but there is greenery to look at along the way.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also have a great time swimming off of the dock and playing games on our screened in back porch that is overlooking the lake. Thanks again and think about us on your next adventure.
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Great place, beautiful view, all the necessities

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed a great 3 day weekend at the lake. The house had all the necessities all we needed to bring was our food, just like staying in a hotel. The covered boat dock was perfect and convenient for storing all boat all weekend and the boat ramp is really close. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and the picture you sent following your trip. Staying at our home is like a hotel with the cleanliness, towels, sheets, pillows but with a "home feeling". We have spices, utensils, detergent and many more things that may be helpful when traveling from home. Always glad to hear our guests had an enjoyable time!!
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Barton Springs Pool
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
Volente Beach
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Austin Bergstrom International Airport
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Oasis Restaurant/Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Crystal Falls, Leander, Texas
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Capitol Metro Lakeline Terminal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Parraines Cajun Restaurant
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Volente Beach Water Park
Car: recommended

A leisure drive to the train depot allows guests to park and ride the train into downtown Austin to enjoy music, shopping and sightseeing. Austin is a hip and trendy city with the cultural charm of the southwest. Events at the Cedar Park Center are available for hockey fans, music lovers and thrill seekers. Enjoying walks with your dog on our newly built greenbelt trails and the Sandy Creek valley is a must. Kayaking, swimming and boating from the boat dock below the lake house provides privacy and adventure. Balcones Canyonland Preserve is located 15 minutes along the Hill Country Trail provides more hiking and bird watching. Sitting on the deck, listening and watching the birds will make a birdwatcher out of anyone. All of you fishermen, must know this is a great area for white and Guadalupe bass fishing and our dock sits in a no wake zone. By boat you can easily travel to Cafe Blue, Carlos n Charlie's, Johnny Fins, Volente Water Park, Mansfield Dam, Hippie Hollow and Windy Point. Our local organic farmers, in Cedar Park, provide excellent, certified organic vegetables on Saturdays and they are located within a 15 minutes from Jonestown. Two kayaks are available for your pleasure, and fishing gear, too.


Rates & Availability

Jonestown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/one time $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Cleaning is a one time fee and the pet fee is per pet.

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Jonestown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , See the stars as you shower.
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with new mattress and bathroom attached.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin XL and new mattresses.
    Other (See Description) - 2 full size couches and 1 roll away bed.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) twin XL
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
City of Jonestown park within 1 mile of house with the following amenities; childrens' playscape, 3 boat ramps, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, tennis court, covered picnic areas, charcoal grills, fishing areas along the shore, no wake zone swimming area, no overnight camping. At the house, access to 2 kayaks, boat dock, fishing equipment, safe descent to the lake.

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